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All plans are subject to change per new guidance and/or information that becomes available. As has been the case for many months, KCD’s administrative team is relying on guidance including: the Centers for Disease Control, Louisville Metro Health Department, the Kentucky Department of Education, the Governor’s guidance, and benchmarking with other similar independent schools.   

2021-22 Plans & Procedures

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  • Report a Positive Case or Close Contact

    KCD Student COVID-19 Reporting Form
    Please fill out the form at this link if your KCD student has tested positive for COVID-19, is experiencing symptoms and is awaiting test results, or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • What is the quarantine policy?

    Students and faculty who may have been exposed to the virus are asked to quarantine. If you have been notified that you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus, please quarantine at home and avoid all contact with other people until the quarantine period is complete.

    People who are fully vaccinated (and provide proof of vaccination) do NOT need to quarantine unless they have symptoms

    Students who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 with a confirmatory laboratory test are required to isolate until their contagious period is complete. Isolation generally lasts until 10 days have passed since the onset of symptoms AND you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

    Symptomatic students awaiting results of a COVID-19 test should remain at home and isolate away from members of the household until results are complete. Unvaccinated family members of a symptomatic person should begin quarantine and get tested 5 days after exposure.
  • When can my student return to school?

    If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have symptoms, you may return after 10 days have passed since the date symptoms began.

    If you tested positive for COVID-19 and have no symptoms, you may return after 10 days have passed since the date of the test.

    If you have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you may return after day 10 following the exposure. In order to shorten quarantine, you may return after day 7 after receiving a negative test result (test MUST occur on day 5 or later).

    If your student misses 3 consecutive school days, we require a doctor’s note to return to school.
  • What are our contact tracing protocols?

    If a student or faculty member is connected (via contact tracing) to an individual who is positive for COVID-19, they will receive a call either from the Department of Health & Wellness or KCD. This applies to a student or faculty member who has someone in their household test positive for COVID-19. Fully-vaccinated individuals are exempt from contact tracing if proof of vaccination is provided.
  • Are masks required?

    Masks are required indoors for all individuals over the age of two years old. Masks are not required when outdoors. When needed, KCD will have disposable masks available in cases where masks go missing or get dirty. 

    We will be watching the data, consulting with experts, and paying attention to the guidance available to us in hopes that our mask policy may relax over time. For now, we are taking precautions to keep our community safe and maximizing the likelihood that we remain in-person. 
  • Is the COVID-19 vaccine required?

    No. At this time, the vaccine is only available to children 12 years of age and older. While we recommend the vaccination for all community members who are able to receive it, KCD does not require it.
  • Should I submit my vaccination record to KCD?

    Vaccination records for students will be collected via Magnus on a voluntary basis. Accurate vaccination information will be especially helpful for contact tracing and quarantine decision making. Individuals who provide proof of vaccination will not be required to quarantine or participate in contract tracing unless diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • What do our cleaning procedures look like?

    All classrooms and restrooms will be sanitized multiple times throughout the day, as was done last year.
  • What are the lunch plans for this year?

    JK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade lunch

    JK-1st grades will have food delivered to them. During lunch, students will eat outdoors unless weather conditions require students to eat indoors. When indoors, JK-1st grade will use plexiglass dividers.
    • JK-1st grade families need to place lunch orders about 10 days in advance. Visit our online menu to see what our typical offerings will look like. Lunch orders will typically be due about 10 days in advance.
    • Each week, Flik will use a Google form to collect information from everyone eating on campus. A link to a new form will be included in Bearcat Weekly each week.

    Grades 2-12 lunch

    Students will pick up grab-and-go lunches in the Commons and will eat outdoors unless weather conditions require students to eat indoors.

    Other lunch information

    • All students should remove masks only during the time when they are actively eating or drinking.
    • Any student may bring lunch from home if they choose.
    • KCD is a peanut-free campus, so no peanut products of any kind may be brought to school. In addition, no food may be brought to school to share with others, such as holiday snacks or birthday treats.
    • All students will sanitize their hands before and after eating lunch.
  • Are there any travel restrictions?

    There are no current travel restrictions for KCD families. Should any future travel restrictions be published by the state or local governing bodies, these will also become policy at KCD, and the community will be notified of this update.
  • What is the protocol for school trips?

    For all school trips, school rules and expectations will apply. 

    During school provided transportation, masks will be required for all individuals. 

    In cases of overnight trips, no more than two students will share sleeping quarters. In cases where this is not an option, alternative plans will be made.
  • How will after school activities work?

    Masks will not be required for outdoor activities. Indoor after school activities will follow the school’s mask requirements and may feature modifications where appropriate. 

    What about athletics?

    KCD is following the Kentucky High School Athletic Association’s (KHSAA) guidelines for school-based athletics in Kentucky.

    At this time, all indoor sports (volleyball, strength and conditioning, and basketball) must adhere to our school mask policy. When athletes are not actively participating (on the sidelines, waiting before practice, team talks, etc.) they must wear masks while indoors. 
  • Are visitors allowed on campus?

    Yes, parents and other visitors are allowed on campus. In accordance with the school policy, all visitors are asked to wear a mask while indoors. 

    All admissions visitors and shadows are asked to wear a mask while touring campus.
  • Is remote learning available?

    Access to remote learning

    We plan to focus on our outstanding in-person instruction with very few exceptions. Any student or family who needs access to remote learning for an extended medically-based absence or quarantine will be required to provide a doctor’s note describing the need in order to begin a discussion with the appropriate division head. Other absences, including short-term illness (flu, cold, concussion, etc.) and vacations during school days, will require students to miss class and catch up with assistance from teachers as has been done traditionally. 

    Mode of remote learning 

    There will not be a synchronous remote learning option for lower school students this year. During any extended absence, faculty will work with families to keep students engaged and included as much as possible. Middle and upper school students needing a synchronous remote learning tool will have access to a model much like what we have provided during the 2020–21 school year. Students will be expected to log on and stay engaged in the lessons and assessments per the teacher’s instructions. 

Contact Tracing

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    Jill Owen 

    School Nurse
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.